David J. Leonard


Center for Critical Sport Studies

David J. Leonard: The Ethics of Protest in Sport

Protest in sport raises an awareness and recognition of the ethical implications of racism within our society and organizations. Dr David J. Leonard will lead a discussion of San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s actions within the history of black athletic revolt. At all levels of sport in the U.S., these protests challenge the commodification of black athletes; they express love and an ethical challenge to a culture that seems to only value black life when it is entertaining. Students, educators, and the community will be challenged to consider the implications of a sporting culture lacking in respect, trust, and fairness.

This talk is part of the Ethics in Sport speaker series exploring the ethical issues and implications in the world of sport.